Merced police are investigating the Thursday night shooting of two teens in the 2100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
Details are still preliminary. Police responded to the scene at 9:30 p.m. on the west side of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, according to Sgt. Robert Solis.
Officers found a 17-year-old female who had been shot in the cheek. A male victim, who appears to be 17 or 18 years old, was shot at least once in the upper body,
Both victims were conscious and alert when law enforcement arrived at the scene.
The circumstances of how the shooting happened remain under investigation. It's unknown whether the shooter was on foot, or in a car. It's also unknown whether the shooting took place in a residence or on the street.
The motive remains under investigation.
Few details are available about the shooter. Thus far, he's been described only as a male dressed in dark clothing.
Anyone with information can call Sgt. Scott Skinner at (209) 385-4702 or the department's automated tipline at (209) 385-4725. Tips are kept confidential and you can remain anonymous.